On July 10, 2017, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Joint Stock Company signed a cooperation agreement on scientific research and technology transfer in Ca Mau City. Attending the signing ceremony, on the side of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, was Dr. Ha Quy Quynh, Head of the Department of Application and Development of Technology, and leaders of the Institute of Tropical Biology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Institute of Ho Chi Minh City Physics, and the Institute of Applied Materials Science. On behalf of the PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Joint Stock Company, Mr. Bui Minh Tien – Director General, and Mr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, Chairman of Board of Directors, together with leaders of departments and units of the company attended the signing ceremony. In addition, the signing ceremony was also witnessed by Prof. Dr. Sc. Ho Si Thoang, former Chairman of Board of Directors of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, and representatives of some local management agencies, including the Department of Science and Technology, and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) have established cooperative relations since 1999. Over recent years, especially since 2008, the cooperation in science and technology between VAST and NASB has made important achievements. Notable is the establishment of the Vietnam - Belarus Centre for researching and developing technology in the field of machine – equipment manufacturing, energy and chemicals to promote technology transfer and commercialize scientific research results, thus establishing the Centre of Chemical Technology, the Laboratory of Hi-tech Equipment, the Laboratory of Cell Nano Technology cooperating with Belarus and technology transfer projects such as “Research on application of Polyguanidin to treat floodwaters into household water for flood affected areas,” “Research and transfer of technology to manufacture unmanned aerial equipment”, etc. Bilateral cooperative programs and projects between the two sides have been carried and brought effect to the two sides.
During the working visit to Vietnam by the delegation from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), on the morning of September 20, 2017, the Department of Application and Development of Technology in collaboration with the Centre of Information - Documentation held a seminar on international cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) to exchange information and share experience.
On August 1st, the Vietnam National Space Centre under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology signed an agreement with the Management Board of Ho Chi Minh City High Technology Zone on cooperation to apply satellite technology science, GIS technology in the state management in the high technology zone, and expand application for Ho Chi Minh City.
The 10th Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Asia-Pacific Symposium was held in Hanoi from 18th to 20th September, 2017, by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Vi-etnam National Space Center (VNSC), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The Sym-posium, attended by 210 participants, addressed the theme of “Accelerating the realization of the SDGs with Earth Observations: Lessons from the Asia-Oceania Region”, and focused its discus-sions on contributions to GEO’s Societal Benefit Areas (SBAs) and partnerships for GEOSS with the SDGs. The Symposium continued the work of establishing the Asia Oceania GEOSS (AO GEOSS) initiative as a fundamental piece of regional infrastructure and an overarching vision for other EO initiatives in the Asia Oceania region.
From September 18th-20th, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Space Center (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology coordinated with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to organize the 10th seminar on global earth observation system for Asia-Pacific (GEOSS-AP 10) with the theme “Promoting awareness on sustainable development in earth observation: Lessons learned from the Asia-Oceania region.”
- Ceremony to open postgraduate training and present graduate degrees for new PhDs 2017
- Signing Ceremony on Media Cooperation Program in 2017 – 2020 between VAST and Nhan Dan Newspaper
- Cooperation Agreement on science and technology signed between VAST and Quang Nam People’s Committee
- 10 years of Sentinel Asia
- Slovak delegation pays working visit to VAST
- VAST President receives French Ambassador to Vietnam